Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE: A Few Important Questions
by Sausage on Sat 27th Nov 2010 16:01 UTC in reply to "A Few Important Questions"
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2010-11-27

Give me a few minutes I'll try to find the article again, but from an interview with an ICE agent i found concerning the seizures is that it was done as part of evidence collection in an investigation that is still ongoing. Domain names aren't all that are getting taken. The article referenced torrent-finder, but the main context of the article was about a rap website that had everything taken into custody. I mean a full blown raid... servers, files, back-up drives, everything

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